Death Club Radio…Live!

My titan of badass wife, Alane Cameron Ford, and I have this radio show that airs every Thursday at 12:30PM (EST) on WRIR 97.3 called Death Club Radio. The show is about death, dying, grief and loss and done in an interesting and amusing way.  I play the co-host average joe, asking the questions that we may all ask about the topic. Plus, I get the honor of having my own segment called the Daily Something Weird, which is about freaky things related to death, etc. For instance, the Kentucky Meat Shower.

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The last few months we have been working with the Firehouse Theatre, taking the experience to a next level by bringing the show to the stage in front of a live audience every other month. We basically record two shows with an intermission in between, and then they get aired on the radio at a later date. We have committed to this for a year, and will hopefully get renewed for another in 2019. The show is given more OOMPH with the live audience, especially with their participation, plus we bring more guests, visual aspects and actually have to perform!  So far we have found the whole thing invigorating. It is a fantastic time and I recommend you join us!

The next Death Club Radio Live! is Wednesday, September 19th @ 7PM!

Tickets and more information available here: Death Club Radio Live!

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The Memorial Library of Kenton J. Stanfield

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Curators Thea Duskin and Noah Scalin are pleased to present a recreation of the study of Kenton J. Stanfield (1890 – 1937?) displaying unusual artifacts from his collection, as well as the enigmatic state it was in at the time of his disappearance.

Curators Thea Duskin and Noah Scalin are pleased to present a recreation of the study of Kenton J. Stanfield (1890 – 1937?) displaying unusual artifacts from his collection, as well as the enigmatic state it was in at the time of his disappearance.

An opening reception will be held Friday, February 13 from 5:30-7:30pm.

While mostly forgotten today, the native Richmonder was known in his lifetime as an intrepid world traveler, an expert in gemology, and writer of some renown. After his unexplained disappearance in March of 1937 Stanfield’s home (at 5317 Marshall Street) was preserved intact until its destruction in the 1980s. Luckily the contents were saved by the son of a former student of Stanfield, who recently provided them to Duskin & Scalin. Thanks to the work of researchers Phil Ford & Alane Miles, the curators have managed to produce an accurate representation of what Stanfield’s study looked like at the time of his disappearance.

The exhibition, “The Memorial Library of Kenton J. Stanfield” will be on display on the second floor of Chop Suey Books from February 13 – March 31.

Art Installation project at Chop Suey Books

LettersRecently, my friend Noah Scalin asked if I would like to write some back story to a mysterious art installation he and Ghostprint Gallery‘s Thea Duskin were going to be working on in February. Without giving too much away, the installation will run about 6 weeks in the exhibit room at Chop Suey Books. My writing partner, Alane Cameron Miles, and I have had a wonderful time creating the content for this project, writing a series of letters, notes and news articles in order to bring the character featured in the installation to life. This may also lead to the possibility of some sort of publication with Noah & company.

Be on the lookout at Chop Suey in mid February for the opening. It should run through April.

WRIR 8th Birthday Party

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Friday, Feburary 1st (this Friday!), I will be MC-ing the annual Radio for the Rest of Us Birthday bash at the Renessance Ballroom 107 W. Broad Street.  More info here.  Lots of great bands and performances..and cake!  A 10 dollar suggested donation to one of the country’s best non-profit low-power FM radio stations, 97.3 WRIR.  Support independent media, support independent radio!

Richmond Macabre II: More Nightmares …is out!

macabrehandThe book is out!  As of 12/12/12 Richmond Macabre II: More Nightmares is available on Amazon (eBook soon too) and we’re having a book launch gathering at Chop Suey Books Friday, December 28th, 6-7PM.  Buy local! There will be some snacks and weird sounds by our friend Sean Lovelace, as well as some of the authors on hand for signing your copy.  The Facebook event is here!

Eleven new and bizarre stories by authors: Charles Albert, David Alluisi, R.C. Allen, Jr., Michael Gray Baughan, Dale Brumfield, Meriah Crawford, Julie Geen, Dean Knight, Rebecca Snow, Sarah Vogelsong and yours truly.

I am pretty excited about my story called, “The Incident of the Park Giant”.  It’s a kind of a throwback to the Manly Wade Wellman style; combining tall tale, history and horror.  I hope people like it!

Also, the amazing cover is by RVA local kick ass artist James Callahan, AKA Barf Comics.  A great follow-up anthology, plus we might even have some original RMs on hand for purchase too!  Join us!

Writer’s Fest

This Saturday, December 1st,  I will be at the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School in Petersburg, Virginia for their annual Writer’s Fest.  I am very excited to be doing a workshop similar to the one I did with the Richmond Young Writers summer program. Here is a teaser of what will be happening:

That’s right!  Turning every one of them into Cthulhu heads!  Nah. This is a photo of my daughter that I use on the title slide of my workshop called “Look out!  Behind you!  Creepy places & creature creations”.   It should a great time, we’ll even be touring the old building, which before it became a school, was used as a morgue during the influenza outbreak in 1918!  Amazing material!

The whole day is packed with writer’s and poet’s, as well as some bonus fun with a book and bake sale.  Open to the public and runs from 10AM – 7PM!

Upcoming…

Writer’s Fest

I’ll be doing a workshop with some  high school students as part of their annual Writer’s Event.  Saturday, December 1st at the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School in Petersburg.

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An upcoming book art project with artist Chuck Scalin, Tom DeHaven and other authors.  Event will be Wednesday, December 5th at the Visual Arts Center in Richmond.

Plus Richmond Macabre II should be coming out soon!

More on  these as they develop!